Zones: 8 to 10
Size: To 2' tall
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Purple leaves. Jenks Farmer says it doesn't flower much and Augusta is the northern edge of its range. Likes wet soil - but don't let the crown stand in water. Ted Stephens says it is one of the most cold hardy purple leaf crinums and overwinters best in water.
- Crinum asiaticum L.
- Crinum 'Birthday Party'
- Crinum bulbispermum (Burm.f.) Milne-Redh. & Schweick.
- Crinum 'Cintho Alpha'
- Crinum x hybrid 'Ellen Bosanquet'
- Crinum x powellii Baker
- Crinum 'Sangria'
- Crinum 'Summer Nocturne'
I purchased a 2-quart plant from Nurseries Caroliniana in April 2012 and planted it in the 'In Between Garden'. There was a very late frost after planting it and the leaves browned but it came back from the base. I moved it to the Pool Lawn Border in April 2013.